Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday in the sun
King Country Supestocks
Kihikihi Speedway, Te Awamutu
You cant beat a sunny Sunday meeting at Kihikihi Speedway. A few more cars in the two Stockcar classes would have made the meeting better but after missing the War of the Stocks at Rotorua I was happy just sitting back and enjoying some racing. Superstocks were contesting the King Country title and drew a fairly even field of just 10 cars. Heat 1 and 66k Connor Garrett's meeting was over before it started, failing to move from the green flag. He was joined on the infield by 115h Darren Short, 73h Karl Ross and 91r SJ Cavell who was red lighted for a loose wheel guard, also a DNF for 23k James Ford driving the Rick Taylor car. This basically left a 3 way fight between 5r Laurence Christini, 39s Michel Willemsen and 7r Kyle Stove and that's the order they finished in.
5r, 39s, 7r, 5k, 58k
Heat 2 had 39s and 5r on grids one and two and with the Stratford car managing a pass mid-race on Christini, it meant they finished the first two heats with a win and a second place each. 5k Brad Ridland came home third ahead of 7r Stove and 58k Steve Frost. DNF's for Ross and Cavell.
39s, 5r, 5k, 7r, 58k
Heat 3 came down to whoever finished ahead of the other driver between the two most dominant, Willemsen and Christini. Ridland lead out early but 5r and 39s reeled him in and Christini held his nerve and first place to take the title with the heat 3 win.
5r, 39s, 5k, 91r, 7r, 58k
Stockcar wins went to 98k Rhys Beaumont, 11h Hayden Webster and Beaumont having to dish out a severe hit to 13h to claim the feature race. The support programme also included Production Saloons, Tq's, Midgets and Saloons.